KISHTWAR: Major General Ajay Kumar, General Officer Commanding, CIF (Delta) today inaugurated the 100 Feet High Mast National Flag here at Kuleed Chowk. The flag constructed by the Indian Army was dedicated to the Awaam of Kishtwar.
The General Officer hoisted the National Flag in the presence of Commander, 9 Sector Rashtriya Rifles, Brigadier Pranab Misra, Deputy Commissioner, Kishtwar, Ashok Kumar Sharma, SSP Shafqat Hussain and Commanding Officer, 17 Rashtriya Rifles (MARATHA LI) Colonel Ameya Chiplunkar.
On this occasion, the religious heads of all communities also unveiled the New Martyrs Memorial.
The Martyrs Memorial has been constructed to honour the brave soldiers of Kishtwar who laid down their lives, while fighting terrorism.
The project is the initiative of 17 Rashtriya Rifles (MARATHA LI) to instill pride in our Tiranga amongst the Awaam. The installation of the High Mast was completed in a record time of 40 days and is one of its kind in the Jammu region.
Martyr Captain Tushar Mahajan Memorial Trust and Major Akshay Girish Foundation played a pivotal role in the execution of the project. Public and Private companies, namely; NHIDCL, NHPC, Ratle Hydro Power Ltd, Patel Engineering, JayPee Constructions, AFCONs, Lokmanya Multipurpose Co-Op Society Ltd, Belgaum, Mangal Das Trust, Gogte Infra, Hyloc Hydrotechnic Pvt Ltd extended their generous support for the noble initiative.
The General Officer appreciated the efforts of Ashok Kumar Sharma, Deputy Commissioner and Shafqat Hussain, SSP Kishtwar for fast-tracking necessary permissions and clearances for the project and all assistance provided to the Army.
Awaam of Kishtwar thanked the District administration and Indian Army for gifting them a monument of National importance.